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Should I tell retailers that I am wanting to dropship/resell their goods or keep it on a d

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Rentriutoigjtuowl, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Rentriutoigjtuowl

    Rentriutoigjtuowl BANNED BANNED

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    ...ownlow?

    I mean its easy to say that they are girfts for a few orders when i tell them not to add invoices but if im ordering from them constantly they are gonna presume im reselling them if i am doing it all the time in big amounts right?

    Would there be any reason they would frown on this or would they likely welcome the custom and thus i can be open about it?
     
  2. Douglife31

    Douglife31 Junior Member

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    Depending on the retailer I doubt they really care. As long as you are paying for the product it is money in their bank and that is what most every retailer is about.
     
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  3. Conadovan

    Conadovan Newbie

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    As Doug said it really depends on the retailer; while yes most retailers are normal smart people who recognize and will pounce on any chance for more income (like a consistent purchaser who drop-ships), I think we can all agree not everyone in this world is a normal smart person ;P

    I've certainty seen my fair share of 3rd party Amazon vendors who go nazi-crazy over taking out other merchants who they think are drop-shipping their own products (reporting them to Amazon, even though drop shipping isn't even forbidden), even though I'm sure those other merchants are in the end doing nothing but helping out the crazy merchant's bottom line >.<

    In my opinion it's best to always stay on the downlow with smaller and thus more likely single-individual retailers (due to their more unpredictable nature) but be more open with larger and more established merchants, since they probably didn't get big having economically stupid people at their head haha :p
     
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  4. regicider

    regicider Junior Member

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    I'm pretty sure drop shipping is technically against the Amazon TOS, but as noted before, it can vary based on whether it's Amazon or a 3rd party acting as the supplier.
     
  5. Kaliber45

    Kaliber45 Newbie

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    I'd ask the seller the exact same question with another "undercover" account. If it's okay with him, order more. If it's not, keep it low :)